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, maybe the all-time great experience was my houston office, led my jason fuller. and we got a call in the dallas office, and so the houston and dallas offices together did this. so we got a call in the dallas office from a woman in mississippi, and she said i didn't know who else to call but i knew senator hutchison's name. and my son is having a -- an asthma attack. in houston. and i don't know how to get him the help he needs. he's in his apartment by himself. and my staff said please give me the information, and we will call our houston office and we will see if we can get help. which they did, called the houston office. the houston office called 911, they went out to the young man's apartment, and he was, in fact, in a dire circumstance, and would have died had he not gotten help right away. but they took him in, they gave him the help that he needed, and that man -- young man is alive today. so this -- these instances are some of the great memories that i will have of having a wonderful staff that will go the extra mile and try to help the individuals in our state as well as o
, joining me from houston on the latest on the 41st president's health. little bit of good news, charles. >> reporter: certainly is, luke, i spoke with a spokesman for the bush family that doctors are seeing a slight improvement, his fever is now gone, but the 88-year-old former president remains at methodist hospital here in houston, where he's been before thanksgiving, suffering from a chronic cough. doctors remain cautiously optimistic that he will make a recovery, despite the recent setback of fever and weakness. he is getting a lot of family support, though. barbara bush visits twice a day. yesterday neil bush and his family visited for christmas, and they brought with them chinese food. apparently, it's a bush family tradition to visit their favorite chinese restaurant in houston on christmas day. yesterday, the chinese food was brought to them. former president george w. bush and his brother, former governor of florida, have visited their father in recent weeks. their sister dora is visiting their father today. despite the recent good news, there's no talk when the former presiden
want to thank my husband ray and our two children, bailey and houston -- they're 11 years old now, and so many of my colleagues that i -- that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they have sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capitol during these times. 11 years for the children and 20 for my husband ray. and i know my children's fondest memory, if i ask them what do i remember most about visits to the capitol, it is playing soccer in the russell building's hallways in the evenings when the coast is clear. and i would not be here todayf it were not for my parents who gave me the gifts of strong values, unwaivin unwavering supd the education to be whatever i wanted to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i wanted to be. th would have never thought that the dauter, growing up in lamarck, texas, a town of 15,000 good people, would think that she could be a united states senator.
of whitney houston's death. >> reporter: it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful, but often troubled career. whitney houston who fought drugs and alcohol for decades, died at the age of 48, in a hotel tub, the night before the grammy awards. her death was an accidental drowning with cocaine and heart disease as contributing factors. michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> don't miss our top ten of 2012 special. cnn revisits the big stories of the year in prime, politics, money and scandals. that is cnn monday night, 8:00 eastern. >>> america's debt is growing, but one man wants to help by crushing cans, his story ahead. >>> and mitt romney may have lost the election, but he was at the center of some of the top political stories of the year. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of li
capitol each year. i want to thank my husband ray and our two children, bailey and houston -- they're 11 years old now, and so many of my colleagues that i -- that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they have sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capitol during these times. 11 years for the children and 20 for my husband ray. and i know my children's fondest memory, if i ask them what do i remember most about visits to the capitol, it is playing soccer in the russell building's hallways in the evenings when the coast is clear. and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gifts of strong values, unwaivin unwavering supd the education to be whatever i wanted to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i wanted to be. they would have never thought that their daughter, growing up in lamarck, texas, a town of 15,000 good people, would think that she could be a
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
firefighters in rochester, new york and a policeman and bystander in houston, texas. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the killings, coming ten days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> brown: then, we turn to egypt, and accusations of voting fraud in the referendum for a new constitution. we talk with opposition leader mohamed el-baradei. consider a sad day in my view for it is going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned chi
until kickoff. that's when tom brady and the pats destroyed houston. brady threw four td passes and new england led 28-0 before houston got on the board. >> >> the texans take a long flight back to houston after getting hammered 42-14. new england has now won seven straight, but the texans have the afc east best record by one game. >> i feel your pain, houston. >>> coming up next, santa's busiest helpers are going to follow the path of a pie and how it makes it to its holiday destination. >>> but first, how a little girl is proving to be an inspiration for anyone who needs to shed a few pounds. that's coming up. ♪ >>> "world news weather" brought to you by lifestyle lift. [ female announcer ] think coarse facial hair removal has to be painful? challenge that with new olay facial hair removal duo. a two-step process that removes even coarse, stubborn facial hair gently. plenty of gain, without all that pain... with olay. hd3 >>> losing weight is pretty tough for adults. but for a 9-year-old who was almost 200 pounds, it can be crushing. >> but breanna lost nearly a third of her size wi
at a houston hospital. . . bush, who is 88, is in the intensive care unit with bronchitis and a high fever. president bush's predecessor ronald reagan once famously called margaret thatcher the best man in england. meirs was an enduring friendship but barry peterson reports on documents that reveal fnother side of their alliance. t reporter: in front of the cameras, it was all smiles. >> britain and america will stand side by side. bu reporter: but the documents released today by the british national archives reveal some tempestuous moments. after argentina invaded the falkland islands in the south htlantic ocean in 1982, prime minister thatcher launched a land and sea invasion to take and back, counting on president oagan for support, telling him, "you are the only person who will understand." but mr. reagan hesitated, afraid that u.s. support would offend argentina's latin american ntlies. lae relationship hit its lowest point during the falkland's war, when president reagan kept erging the prime minister to negotiate a truce, a suggestion she flatly rejected. 255 soldiers died before br
of "way too early," new england. new daddy of a baby girl mr. tom bade brady dismantles the houston texans on "monday night football." in case you just missed this one. you might be asked to remove the wildlife. yes, the fan is holding a raccoon. we'll explain what's going on there and get a check of your weather when way too early comes right back. >>> federal authorities say stock market tycoon has confessed to mavis scam that bilked at least $50 million from investors. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't requi
, oxygen tank two blew up causing oxygen tank one to fail. >> houston, we have a problem. >> houston we have a problem, words forever linked to commander jim loveville. >> when the explosion occurred i thought to myself, why me? why didn't i go on apollo 12 or wait to apollo 14. for a little while i couldn't believe what was happening and then all of a sudden i said, well it is me and it is now. so what's next? jon: jim lovell, one of my all-time heroes. you can catch the entire documentary, fox news reporting, fly me to the moon, airing this sunday 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. heather: i will definitely tune in for that. that is a good one. you heard of pacemakers for the heart but how about one for the brain? a promises new break through offering hope to alzheimer's patients. >>> plus how do you like your cup of joe? these elephants help make one of the world's most exotic coffees. 50 bucks a serving. the coffee beans, that's a whole different story. stay tuned. ligations, but oblig. ligations, but oblig. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i rea
at wright university in houston, joining us now from houston. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> secretary baker, what do you think the government of assad, president assad might do with these chemical weapons? is he capable, likely to use them? >> well, i have no idea, charlie. but if there's evidence, if our intelligence community has evidence that they're beginning to mix the chemicals, that would be quite disturbing. if he did use them, it would not be the first time that a sect leader used them against his own people. that happened in 1980 when saddam hussein used them against the kurds. hopefully that will not happen. >> what should trigger the united states to act to stop him from using them? >> well, i think what the administration has done and is doing is the right course to follow. i think it's fine to put a marker down there and tell the government of bashar al assad that they better not use them. that does raise a credibility problem. any time the president of the united states threatens something, he better damn well be prepared to follow through with it. and the
to the houston rodeo. i want her to see the texas altculture. i'm not sure if she knew exactly how people would dress at the rodeo. suffice it to say, there were a lot of rhinestones and cowboy boots and day care and big cath. -- big hair and big hats. she said to me, if we were here on monday and went to the chamber of commerce --these people look like -- uch.i said, yeah, pretty m we want to make sure that our stay at home moms and dads and the same opportunity for security savings as those who work outside of the home have. it has been a huge success. we also cosponsored the national breast and cervical cancer early protection program. she is a skilled legislator and a dear friend. senator jay rockefeller has been outstanding chairman of the commerce committee. we do not always agree, but we have worked hard to reach consensus and we have gotten things done. the faa bill started the planning for the next generation of air traffic control. the highway bill, the nasa reauthorization that ensure that we would keep the focus on our space program has been instrumental in our national security and
through an area about 100 miles north of houston. snow is also causing problems in areas unaccustomed to seeing a white christmas. dallas got hit with a rare snowfall, which made for dangerous driving conditions on the roadways. >> it's a mess. it's scary. >> reporter: a similar scene in lubbock, texas. crews were on the scene at this accident. in the houston area, strong winds toppled this tree on to a pickup truck, killing the driver. this morning, the huge winter system is on the move toward the northeast. and there are concerns it could create a travel nightmare at the nation's busy airports when travelers are trying to get home after the christmas holiday. at the height of this last night, they estimated 25,000 customers without power. alabama power has been out all night working on debris powers like this, trying to get people's lights back on. from this point on, savannah, it only get colder as we get into the teeth of december. >> jim cantore, thank you. where are these storms headed next? maria larosa is tracking them for us, in for al. >>> strong thunderstorms in the southea
george h.w. bush is in intensive care at the houston hospital. the 88-year-old is alert and talking but in guarded condition with a stubborn fever. the 41st president has been hospitalized since late november. he was admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south africa president nelson mandela has been admitted to the hospital after being hospitalized. he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home after he's fully recovered. >>> the late senator inouye's successor lands in washington aboard air force one. schatz was tapped for senator and goes against inouye's final wish for colleen han abusa take over. >>> and the supreme court justice sonya say it to otomayo a request to stop a mandated contraceptive pill. >>> and still weighing the markets down, right? >> absolutely. as you can imagine, the markets are waiting on the edge of their seats for any deal on the budget crisis or fiscal cliff, as we call it and a lot of ceos are telling us once that uncertainty is lifted, it will give them more c
houston and landed safely then this. where is sam jackson when you need him. snake on plane forced emergency landing. passenger aboard egyptair flight was bitten by the cobra he smuggled on board. kind of looked like this one. pilot diverted after hearing him scream from his seat. he's okay. rest of the passengers probably quite annoyed. snake was captured after it slithered under seats. how creepy would that be. >> state lawmakers deciding how to dole out money to help schools become more energy efficient. if we have the latest on what is happening now that prop 39 is state law. >> we want to be first in line. somehow. some way. >>reporter: principal greg thomas pleading his case to law make investigators give his campus some of the state new energy retrofit money. 73 percent of california public schools are more than 25 years old and in need of the funding badly to upgrade or replace windows, inefficient lighting and old air conditioning heating systems fichlt we can look at energy efficiency then you are having savings year over year over year and then you will have mor
.w. bush who awarded the first gulf war, is a houston hospital in intensive care after suffering bronchitis. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is said to me today with congressional leaders at the white house just three days before year-end deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. obama and congressional republicans remain at an impasse over the republicans' refusal to allow tax hikes even for the wealthiest americans. if an agreement is not reached in time, $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect on january 1. but the tax increases would not necessarily be permanent. the new congress could pass legislation to cancel them retroactively after it begins its work next year. >> while the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the news headlines, the senate is also preparing to vote today to continue a controversial domestic surveillance program. i
houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48. the night before the grammy awards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ and i >> nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks.
us from houston, texas, the democrats' line. caller: i would like to say that the assault rifle should be treated like the automobile -- you have to have a title to them and buy insurance and the higher the gun power is, the higher insurance, and when you sell it or do something with it, the title should be transferred and responsibility transferred to the person that owns it. in this way, we would have to go big organizations working, trying to come up with the right solution, the nra and the insurance industry. if you want to own something, you should be responsible for it. host: double for the call. from the new york times book section -- we are featuring the -- "the last line -- lion" interview this evening. gayle joins us from louisiana. democrats line. caller: independent line. host: it's as democrats, but go ahead. -- it says democrats, but go ahead. caller: on this assault weapons controversy, a couple of things -- what happened to those children was awful. what happened to those people from superstorm sandy was awful. when we bomb and destroy andple's homes and children
of another highway crash, this one in houston, texas, where an 18-wheeler crashed and exploded on a freeway near the airport. the driver was reportedly killed and multiple emergency teams including firemen and hazmat crews are on the scene. gregg: president obama is apparently cutting his hawaiian vacation short heading back to washington tonight to restart the negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff. if mr. obama and congress can not agree on a stopgap measure, automatic hikes and spending cuts will hit americans jan 1. peter doocy live in washington with more on this peter, what is the latest? >> reporter: gregg, the president said on friday he would see it this week and maybe if lawmakers went back to home districts to drink eggnog and eat cookies and sing christmas carols maybe they would be more in touch with the hardship so many americans are going to face if the fiscal cliff is not avoided. >> there is a mismatch right now between how everybody else is thinking about these problems. democrats and republicans, outside of this town and how folks are operating here and we've just got
that occurred in houston, texas where a mother and her daughter were murdered on christmas eve and so there are times when the local authorities need immediate assistance, or the time then we had a child predator, although this legislation may not define violent acts as such, i can tell you that the community felt violated when a number of children were preyed upon and through the kind n and the understanding of the local f.b.i. office in houston and my persistence and the difficulty of coordinating with -- coordinating with local authorities because of the sort of uncomfortableness of the involvement of the federal government, we overcame that and they participated and shortly thereafter the predator was captured. children are impacted and that is why this legislation is enormously important. i also want to take note of the fact that the gentleman from south carolina is right. the f.b.i. did not have statutory authority to assist in the investigation, mass killings or other violent crime that occurred in other places such as schools and universities. we now have put forward this fede
care, said to be improving. mr. bush is in a regular hospital room at houston's methodist hospital. mr. bush is the oldest living former president. he's been in the hospital since november 23 to be treated for a bronchitis-related cough. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state of connecticut didn't do enough to keep kids safe and wants to sue for $100 million. irving pinsky says the state failed to provide a safe setting for his client, a 6-year-old girl, who was left with emotional scars. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. nadia ramdass has that story. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. he knows where i live. >> police arrested kenneth vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the ellicott city man was arrest
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effective on earth. kay invited me to the houston livestock show and rodeo. now, madam president, i grew up in baltimore -- you have been there many times yourself. you know it is a city known for his row houses, not for its rodeos. kay invited me to come into the rodeo in the astrodome. with i showed up, to her surprise -- well, i showed up, to her surprise. i had little boots on, a cowgirl hat and a vest. she put me in a buckboard and deep in the heart of texas we circled the astrodome together. i was in a buckboard. she was in a pall m palomino neo me. at the end of the evening, i was there munching on barbecue, affectionately called buckboard barb, and that's the kind of thing -- and i have the pictures to show it. they're locked up. i don't widely distribute them much but it was a heck of an evening. i say that because, again, out of that comes great friendships that also lead to smoothing the way, not paving -- actually, not smoothing the way -- paving the way, where we put our heads together to solve our national problems, a understand t and toy where we get the best ideas from a var
's a proud graduate of prairie view a&m university in texas, in the surrounding area of houston, prairie view, texas. he has a great heritage and connectedness to the black power movement, and he's a good combination of peace, gentleness, firmness, leadership and courage. and i might say that he was a man for these times. just as the bible dictated thattester was a woman for her -- that esther was a woman for her time. our chairman of the congressional black caucus found his role in a number of challenges that we faced. and if i might paraphrase a biblical story, hopefully i have it nearly right, but i call this chairman a modern day joseph, who was able to wear the multicolor coat, representing constituencies from different backgrounds and going to represent his people in a foreign land. chairman cleaver would go to places where others had not gone or raise his voice to issues that were unpopular and he did so with the consensus and collaboration of the astute and committed members of the congressional black caucus. i went to his district, as many of us did. we're proud to see the affection
for manslaughter but ha motive for today's attack was unknown. in houston a gunman killed a police officer and another man before being captured. spate of christmas eve attacks among renewed gun violence that flared to life after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut, ten days ago. on friday, the head of the national rifle association, wayne la pi oerriere called for armed guards in every school. that stance was met with awave of headlines and editorials that lampooned la pierre condemned the nra refusal to give any ground on gun control. but sunday on nbc's "meet the press" he was unrepentant. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i tell what you the american people, i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> brown: on the same program, new york democrat senator chuck schumer called la pierre tone deaf. >> he blamed everything but guns, movies, the media, president obama, gun-free cool
made voting rights the center of his address to the group's annual convention in houston. >> we have a choice to make. we can allow this election to be stolen in advance, as politicians from pennsylvania and recently bragged about money thought no one was listening. talking about his state's voter id law. we can double down on democracy. and overcome the rising tide of voter suppression with a higher daughter of voter registration and mobilization and activation and protection. amy goodman: well, today we're joined by a leader of the civil rights movement who risked his life numerous times marching for the right of all americans to vote: 13-term democratic congressmember john lewis of georgia. he was a leader of the civil rights movement who marched side by side with dr. martin luther king. he served as chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, helped organize the freedom rides and spoke at the 1963 march on washington. he has been arrested more than 40 times and has just written a new book called across that vision for change. he visited us in our studio, and i asked c
. damian in houston, texas, independent caller. . caller: good morning. texas is a right to work state. right to work states tended to victimize the employees. is employers don't have what a level standards for employment and it tends to create a high turnover, a love of the discrimination in the workplace -- a lot of discrimination. people feel they are not secure in their job and they often end up leaving or are fired because they are required to do so much for so little and it tends to make one feel as though things fe fort going to be sav the long term. host: here's the "washington times showing a map of the states in green that have right to work laws. so that's the argument, companies will come to the states that have right-to-work. these are the top five states for a business and they also have right-to-work laws. caller: i see the statistics, but i think sometimes the statistics are manipulated in a way. although these states appeared to be productive, there's a lot of criteria involved that may not be evaluated. and sometimes, even in a system where there appears to be a very
in mobile. the height of the storm. about 69,000 homes without power in the houston, texas area. nearby louisiana about 4,000 folks without any power late last night. look at that damage. wow. >> reporter: lots of damage. monster winds storms on the move making a mess for holiday travelers. we start in arkansas where freezing rain mixed with snow, here is some snow, sending cars slipping and sliding with deadly results, actually. at laos tw least two people killed on the slick roadways there. we are told the total number of deaths from this storm has risen to six. oklahoma also the scene of deadly weather-related accidents and roadways there covered in snow. and now to indiana, that's where the wind, combined with heavy snow bringing mere white outside conditions and treacherous travel. and now parts of the northeast could see up to a foot of snow. maria molina is live in the fox weather center, no doubt extremely busy today. maria. >> reporter: unfortunately we have the storm system impacting so many people during christmastime. we are not really thinking about severe weather, tornadoe
in houston, which has no zoning, are higher today than they were in 2008. so we don't see the kind of decline when you don't have the land use restrictions. the restrictions are because the bubble and that caused a financial crisis. host: our guest is randal o'toole. marsha is joining us some inglewood, florida, democratic line. caller: good morning. president obama is focused on we can do better. i do not hope that or dream that or wonder that. i believe that and i am not even worried. i wish people had less worry. thank you. guest: we have a variety of problems. i think most of our problems are institutional. i think people misperceive the problems. in the 1970's we had a big scare about urban sprawl gobbling up our farmlands. yet all the urban areas in the country only cover less than 3% of the land area of the united states. we have a billion acres of farmland and yet in 1985 the florida legislature passed a law that protect farmland from urban sprawl. that law ended up causing a huge housing bubble that has not created a foreclosure crisis in florida. last year to repeal a bad law will h
is in stable condition at a hospital in houston where he is being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. those are the top stories right now. back to you. >> shannon: peter, thank you. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice is on the short list to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. but it would be controversial choice for obama, one that key republicans say they plan to block. here for a former balanced debate. editor of chief of the washington free deacon. gentlemen, welcome. >> great to be with you. >> shannon: does president obama really want susan rice under oath in front of a group of some, some will be hostile senators who have questions about benghazi? >> i think if he chooses to go that direction, it's -- he has that right. now look, susan rice went through the talks last week. some went well, some didn't go that well. but i think that overall, if it's the president's -- it is his option to do it. i think right now, you know, it looks like he probably will. but i don't think he, my sense is that -- she hasn't done anything yet that is going to disqualify her. senator lieberman
for our network side of it because we're the afc network. and with houston and new england playing and the patriots beating the texans, they're going to be played -- both but very likely be the one and two seeds. they could meet again. but that performance last night by the pay rots may have taken a big chunk of confidence out of the texans when, if they have to meet again. >> also part of the nfl story. you saw cover story on roger goodell and he faces that commissioner. and also incredible incident. >> it's been a rough two week stretch, first with the jovan belcher murder/suicide. and then that, of course, backed up this weekend with the drunk driving deaths down in glass with a cowboy player driving intoxicated and a teammate in the car jerry brown jr. dying in that accident. so it's been -- it's been really the last two saturdays have been really hard to get your mind around the whole thing. >> a tough challenge for roger goodell? >> there's one guy i believe could handle it. roger has always been committed to trying to really toughen up the whole sports landscape. and i think
that -- >> okay. we need the jaws of life. >> final in philadelphia, 34-13 cincinnati. >> the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing. ♪ and dradle i shall -- >> how do i even know you're a nun? you don't have the thing on. >> i know, i know but i have my medal on. >> is that your nun badge? >> that's my nun badge. >> barbara walters most fascinating person of the year is disgraced cia former director david petraeus. >> i was thinking if this guy was a little less fascinating, he'd probably still have his job. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." susan rice will not be the new secretary of state. she was president obama's top choice to replace hillary clinton. yesterday she withdrew her name from consideration. >> that follows months of republican criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing
, they say, 50 jobs have left this port, gone to houston, to denver. they don't even want the jobs outsourced to other states much less to other countries. so what these -- what these workers want is going to be tough for these companies to agree to because companies don't want to be bound obviously by what they can do with their workers. >> federal mediator has a big job to do. we'll follow up with you tomorrow and see if any progress will be made. miguel marquez, thank you for us, in long beach. >>> staying in california, north to northern california, also oregon, washington state, getting soaked again by the fourth storm just since wednesday. this dangerous weather made for pretty scary situation for an oregon couple. look at this. see this car? looks like half a car now. narrowly escaped being crushed by a tree. >> it is a miracle. it is hard to believe still that we were in there. that's our car. or was. >> wow. some places have seen nearly two feet of rain in just this past week. dan simon is in lafayette, california. just northeast of oakland, where there is this huge, huge sinkhole. i
at the thought of having to fill his shoes. it is luxurious trying to fill whitney houston's shoes. fern was rather shocked that i knew who she reese was. i try to impress the younger generation. after a the moments of deflationary, ego and deflationary is more specific, i had to keep reminding myself that what i am doing and what i have done is not about ego gratification. .. >> there's an israel lobby on the one hand, and there's a jewish ethnic bloc on the other. the two entities, they often overlapped, and the clout, obviously, grows out of the jewish community's support for israel. but they are not the same. and conflating the two creates a lot of confusion. so if a jewish professor at columbia law school writes a journal article defending the legality of israeli settlements, it's almost certainly not because the lobby orders or even prodded the professor. but because of the professor's personal identification with the jewish state. it's not a conspiracy, it's just ethic chauvinism. however, whereas it's almost guaranteed that the israel lobby will back the israeli government's curr
, houston, many parts of florida, atlanta, washington, d.c., they are in trouble. host: why are you going to do fine if we go off the fiscal cliff? caller: i live on the beach. i live a lifestyle where i cut my own fish, raise my own garden, hunt my own game, i do just fine. host code no sacrifice from you, then? all right. jerry, ohio, independent caller. go ahead. caller: they should let it go. let the bush tax breaks expire and go back to the clinton taxes. it will hurt people a little bit, but it will hurt the wealthy more. i believe that jobs will come back if we do that. host: what about automatic spending cuts? it is not just the defense department that gets cut. non-defense, education, health care, across the board getting cut? caller: it would probably only be cut for a short time. host: so, a sacrifice by letting tax rates go up? caller: right, they will start working together if they wind up going off the cliff. host: what do you think about addressing medicare spending? caller: the biggest thing the government has to do is all of the waste in everything. defense, medicare, eve
anywhere in this country. host: here is the minimum wage in california. mike in houston, republican. caller: good morning. i oppose raising the minimum wage. it's an artificial boundary. it does not represent a person's skills that. if a person is 17 and has no skills, why what they earn more than their producer? are the employers compelled to pay them $8 or $7 an hour and if they have no skills? that's why you have a higher unemployment rate among kids. when i was an intern in d.c., they did not pay me, but internship provide an opportunity to develop your skills, to find out what you like, to find out how you treat customers, and to find out what you are good at. your pay raise becomes effective depending on how you are. when you build up your skills and find out what you are good at and you produce. host: are your business owner? caller: i am not, but i'm in sales. my commission is built on mccleamy performance. host:. the texas minimum wage, $7.25. the cost of living in california speaks for itself. why regulate that? let the employer, let the student or a the normally young kids negoti
unit at a houston hospital this morning where he's been treated for an el vajeelev fever, we have word that he's improving. according to his spokesman, the 41st president is alert and is always in good spirits. >>> here's a question -- what do anderson cooper, kathy griffin, and nude pictures on a couch have in common? why is it leaving our own candy crowley speeches e speechless? stick around for a bizarre and unforgettable moment from last night's "situation room." >>> all morning we're looking at your bev moment of 2012. this photo comes to us from i reporter beth woods. here's her story. she was told in 2008 she'd never be able to have kids without medical help. look at this little guy. so cute. her new son alex, his birth was her best moment of 2012. >>> and every week, dr. sanjay gupta brings us incredible stories of recovery and survival from around the world. in today's "human factor," our chief medical correspondent reports on a 71-year-old who's continued his dream of running marathons while fighting a dangerous form of cancer, one where patients are rarely cured. >>> don wri
came back after a leukemia scare. and inspired win by the colts. beat the houston texans essentially knocking the texans out of home field advantage. and afterwards chuck pagano was dancing. and i talked about black friday, and now it's shopping for coaches. >> it's turner will no longer be in san diego and the eagles coach and shermer is going to be in cleveland. i'm hearing, this is crazy, up to ten coaches may lose their jobs. >> harris: really? >> tomorrow, happy new year. >> harris: wow, no doubt. can you give us an idea, can you give us the scoop? >> the scoop, we are going to see rex ryan with the jets had a rough season and have a press conference at 4:45. word is he
's not a question of texas versus new york. it's a question of houston versus dallas in terms of differences in what people want and what people are willing to accept. what people think is the appropriate course. even on the last couple of calls we've had someone say we've got to cut spending. someone else said we need more revenue. and if you look at the polls when it comes to the budget everybody wants the government to do just what it's doing now they just want to pay less for it. that's a good trick if you can figure it out. host: gentlemen, thanks so much for joining us this week. and all our information can be found on c-span's fiscal cliff website. up next we'll talk about the president's cabinet and who is in and who is out. and later it's been over a year since the last u.s. troops withdrew from iraq. the we'll ask michael gordon what the status of that country is today. >> a lot of people that i know looking back on the last 40 years will say that ever since apollo the space program has been a job program. how many jobs can we get in your district, in your state? the space shuttle passed b
international airport. 174 passengers and ten crew members were on board the flight headed from houston to newark when it experienced a mechanical issue. >> that's what i'm trying to tell them. they can pass -- if anything's going on, it will be in the rear of the wing. third door on each side. >> which wing? >> we don't know. >> it's behind the wing where the high/low electrical stuff is. we don't anticipate anything. it's where it needs to be. >> there are only three dream liners flying in the u.s. internationally, another 33. boeing's production of the aircraft was billions over budget, and years late. it's the first commercial airliner featuring lightweight carbon composites. that means it uses less fuel, it doesn't mean fewer concerns. >> make sure they don't see any dischoration. >> they don't see anything abnormal on either side. >> it's important to note, there were no injuries during this emergency landing. united tells cnn the flight's passengers were rebooked on a different plane to newark. boeing says they're going to be troubleshooting and working with united to try to dete
may be under served, or huge opportunity, chicago, houston, minneapolis/st. paul, and have partnered to create really neat gift packages you can send to friends. >> you got funding, the cofounders of groupon, you yourself cofounded the company with a former vp from groupon. to what degree and i ask this delicately, are you taking lessons from their experience, right? and also is there any way to take advantage of the data that obviously groupon has had a lot of time to collect? >> it's a great question. i think groupon really brought local businesses into online e-commerce in a really interesting way and created a bunch of new opportunities gifting being one of them where we can now take local businesses that are a lot salvier with the web and provide a new sales channel for them not necessarily deeply discounted offers but gifts. so we're definitely following the lead that some of the daily deal sites kind of created for us. in terms of data, yeah. we look at what sells well in the local space, from these various daily deals sites. we use a lot of facebook data and from other partne
that are important and deserve members' support. for example, senator she houston's bill to obtain abortions in military hospitals in case of rape and incest rights a terrible wrong, but we must take great care. we have the tools to deal with those who would attack us. we do not need to surrender our liberty. because of this moment us challenge to the founding principles of the united states that no person may be deprived of liberty without due process of law, this bill should be rejected. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. mckeon: i yield, mr. speaker, two minutes to my friend and colleague, the vice chairman of the armed services committee and chairman of the subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities, the gentleman from texas, mr. thornberry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. thornberry: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the chairman, the ranking member and all the staff members for getting us here. unfortunately, it is all
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